WHAT IS ACCELERATION?
Many churches have Christian Education or Spiritual Formation ministries. These consist of programs, classes, and bible studies designed to help members grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus. At Mercy Street Church, we desire to see the same maturity produced in our family.
The Bible teaches that Jesus' followers grow by God’s Spirit and grace slowly over the course of time. However, the local church can help this incidental growth become intentional, potentially speeding up the maturation process. At MSC, this is called Acceleration.
Part One | Bible in a Year
A1 is a yearlong educational experience that equips Mercy Street Church members to study, know, obey, and teach God’s word. This happens by engaging in intensive Bible reading, gathering monthly to learn the Bible’s contexts and construction, and being provided with tools to understand and study the Bible.
Participants will reap the following benefits from the program:
- Read the entire Bible
- Know the Big Story of Scripture
- Know how the distinct “parts” of the Bible fit together
- Know how to study each “part” intentionally
- Acquire and read sections of 30 Days to Understanding the Bible
Registration is currently closed for 2018. Please check back for the next course opening(s).
The course is only open to MSC Covenant Members.
COURSE COST + MATERIALS
$20 covers the cost of the book, reading plan, an access code for engaging with the extra materials and resources provided on our website. It also includes a celebratory dinner provided at the conclusion of the course.
A1 COURSE CURRICULUM
NEW TESTAMENT | AUGUST - DECEMBER
Review | Intertestamental Period
Gospels | Matthew - John
Acts | Acts
Epistles | Romans - Jude
Review | Revelation
OLD TESTAMENT | JANUARY - MAY (AUGUST)
Overview | Big Story of Scripture & OT
Torah | Genesis - Deuteronomy
History I | Joshua - 2 Chronicles
History II | Ezra - Esther, Isaiah - Malachi
Poetry | Job - Song of Solomon
A1 READING PLAN
Daily reading will be required; however, there will be built in time to catch up. Also, community and accountability are integral aspects of the program, so you won’t be doing this alone. Moreover, the return on your investment will be both immediately felt and exponentially grown into the future. Click the button below to view a sample of the reading plan for the course.